Monday, March 29, 2010

New Earth "Enigma"

Enigma is so named due to the many different elements making up his composition. Created by Dark Whyte through mystical powers to be a golem servant, Enigma’s purpose is to follow his master’s commands without question. Lately, Enigma has begun to show small signs of independent thinking, something that Dark Whyte has noted in his journal…

“The creature is starting to show signs of creative thought, and this warrants a degree of attention. A few days ago, he had to be asked twice to remove an obstacle from my path, cocking his head to the side and looking with an almost sad expression on his otherwise featureless face as he extinguished the life of a useless and pitiful creature before me. I should hate to have to destroy Enigma, as he has been rather useful and I fear that I may not be able to quickly duplicate the results that made him what he is. Though I hate to have to devote any more of my time to distractions, it is important for my own well being that I remind myself to keep a closer eye on him.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Earth "Dark Whyte"

As one of “The Gifted,” Dark Whyte hails from Arizona, where he made great efforts to learn as much as he could from the mystical cults there to enhance his knowledge of the arcane arts. A purely self serving individual, he devoted most of his time to increasing his own powers and abilities. When he realized that the neighboring state of New Mexico was home to a group of pak’trcio, he felt that he could become even more powerful if he could somehow harness their secrets. At some point, Dark Whyte encountered a small band of the aliens, and used his craft to trick and overcome them. Taking them captive he set to studying the species in secret, and performed many arcane experiments on them. Though it is unknown whether Dark Whyte was able to further augment his own powers, he did successfully create a hybrid through dark magic, blending human, pak’trcio and even cybernetic elements into one being. Now having his own personal body guard called Enigma, Dark Whyte feels more secure in travelling the vast wastelands seeking to quench his never ending thirst for more knowledge and power.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Earth "The Doombringer"--Gladiator Contest Winner!!

The Doombringer, as the crowds call him, is considered by many to be invincible. Though he has shown considerable fighting skill and strength within the arena, he should have died a dozen times over. The fact that he refuses to do so is quite unsettling to both the gladiators and the crowds. The Doombringer draws many to the arena, spectators and fighters alike all hoping to finally see him vanquished once and for all. When The Doombringer walks onto the field, an uncomfortable silence fills the air as all stare in amazement at the many blades and weapons of other unfortunate opponents still piercing his body. He lumbers ever forward towards any who oppose him violently swinging his mighty hammer that some of the locals haved nicknamed "The Brick." Nothing ever seems to affect him as he feels no pain, and certainly no mercy. Anymore, the crowds don't even cheer with his victories, just sigh of disappointment can be heard. The Doombringer cares nothing for that, as he comes to kill and nothing more. Some of the arena caretakers swear they have heard what sounds to be The Doombringer actually talking to his hammer as he leaves the field. Whatever else he does with his time isn't known.

The secret of The Doombringer lies within the hammer itself. It is the hammer that is actually "alive" and the wielder simply a vessel as the hammer craves the blood of the strong. The hammer is made from the stone of an ancient castle where it is said a great warrior king died in battle. The mystical essence of the item has been awakened by the extreme changes within this New Earth.

Winner of the's "Enter the Arena" contest!!
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Earth "Father" and "Sonny Boy"

New Earth is a post apocalyptic vision created by the boys over at It has everything you can imagine going on in this dangerous new world vision and your imagination is the limit. These two custom figures I made are a parent/son team living in the harsh environment..."Father" is a scrappy, tough, and super strong old coot who trusts no one except for his son, Sonny Boy. "Sonny Boy" is a quiet, stoic, and cold hearted individual who loves only his Father. Both are a mystery to others as no one knows their history and how they became what they are now. I really like the idea of being able to make completely original characters and will definitely go further with this project.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

GI Joe Overkill

Overkill was the third custom figure I made when I started this hobby about a year ago. Overkill is Cobra's killer cyborg character within the GI Joe universe. I am currently re-working this figure, but thought that the original one I made deserved a place here among the others.

GI Joe Darklon

Darklon is the second figure I ever made, and one of my favorites. His original 80's figure was so cool to me with that mask, but his original colors were not as they were neon orange and green.

GI Joe Road Pig

Road Pig is actually the very first custom figure I have ever made, and because of all the positive feedback I got from others, started me into making my own custom figures. Currently, I am in the process of re-working this figure, but felt that he deserved a place here to show how far I've come with my hobby.

I just replaced the pics with the re-worked fig as of 7/29/10...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

GI Joe Blackout

Blackout is a character who was introduced into GI Joe toys during the Spytroops era. I've always liked the look of the character as he is one of the few villains in the GI Joe universe who doesn't wear a mask or some other crazy uniform.

GI Joe Firefly

I originally never planned on doing a Firefly re-make, but somehow he just came together. As with other GI Joe figures I have done, I wanted to take the best elements and role them into one version. Overall, I am happy with how he came out, and this is how I would picture Firefly in the modern era.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Halo 3 Hayabusa Spartan

Here I have taken the Hayabusa Spartan and have given him a new paint scheme and added the same magnets as I did my first Spartan. I didn't want to take away from the sword sheath, so instead I placed a magnet lower on his back for his second sub machine gun.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

GI Joe Cobra HISS Tank and Driver

The HISS Tank is the iconic vehicle of the Cobra Organization. This however, is the second release of the HISS from 1989. Yup, it's the actual same toy I got for Christmas way back when. Originally, the tank was a light blue with blazing red cannons. Well, I've changed that and gave it a new paint scheme. Originally, the tank came with a light gray driver, named Track Viper and I have upgraded Track Viper here as well with some changes. As a kid, this was one of my favorite Joe vehicles, and still is today.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Halo 3 Spartan

Halo 3 is the ultimate game as far as both my son and I are concerned. The story and gameplay are wonderfully done. When my son got a truck load of these guys for Christmas, he was beyond thrilled. However as with all toys, some are made better than others. This Spartan originally was blaze orange, and it looked like they just dipped him the paint barrel and threw him in the box. So, I fixed him up, gave him a swapped set of shoulder pads with his own emblem, a new head, made him his own custom gatling cannon, jetpack, and gave him a metal paint job. Lastly, I placed mini magnets in his grenade, rifle, jetpack, feet, right hip, and back so that changing weapons is a lot easier than using the delicate pegs that these figures originally come with.

Star Wars Darth Bane

Without a doubt, Darth Bane is my favorite Star Wars character, who makes his appearance only in various books and novels. I actually didn't have to do much modding of this figure, as the mold Hasbro used was very good. I removed the Dracula collar from his cape as I just didn't like it, replaced the lower skirt with another one as I didn't care for the way the original was made, and gave his orbalisk armor multiple paint applications to give it an actual armor like appearance and am very happy with the end result.

GI Joe Dr. Mindbender

Dr. Mindbender was never a fav of mine at all. Even as a kid he was un-appealing in every way. His original figure had was this muscular guy with a handlebar mustache, bald head, monocle, no shirt, suspenders, purple pants, and a black cape. It is because he was so ridiculous back then that I was inspired to make this updated version of him. Mindbender is supposed to be a mad scientist type character, so I gave him all sorts of goofy devices, including his original styled device which looks like some sort of stereo speaker attached half a guitar. I didn't know what that thing was when I was a kid and still don't to this day. Hope you like!

GI Joe Sgt. Stalker

Stalker was one of my favorite Joes as a kid and still is today. In keeping with my style of modernizing my Joes, I have updated Stalker's look but tried to keep traits of the original figure by keeping the camo green on the pants and beret. The original Stalker only ever came with a small pack and gun, so again I have kept him streamlined for his new look.

GI Joe Snake Eyes

Here is my take on everyone's favorite GI Joe ninja commando, Snake Eyes! With this figure, I have blended many of the different versions of Snake Eyes into one definitive version with elements from all the others. What I like most about this figure is that his machine gun, knife, pistol, and sword can be stored on the figure all at once and he still maintains a sleek look without looking overly bulky. Of course, Snake Eyes wouldn't be complete without his trusty wolf Timber, so I included him as well.